Financial support is definately up there as one of the biggest ones for me also. Well off to buy a lotto ticket ;-)
My main worry was, "I have baby, what do I do now?" Our 8-month old was the first, and we did not have a clue. Got some books, talked to people, did the baby classes thing, etc. But then, after she was born, everything came naturally. Sure, we all make mistakes (you can read a 'horror story' of a recent event on my blog, dutchmanindallas.blogspot.com) but we learn as we go...
I know you are asking men, but I thought I would add my 2 cents.Financially speaking, things may be tight, but it always works out. I think it's important to have a good support system within your own family.Other than that, I'm afraid I'll break them. Children seem so fragile to me.But I think my biggest fear, is not being able to teach them enough. I want my future kid(s) to know everything, and have every possible experience given to them. My fear is that I won't be able to provide that.
My greatest concern -- that my relationship with my son will one day be as strained as the one with my father.
Ditto: As the father of three, that was my initial worry, but now, hey, I want to spend time with them, do things with them...whether its watching an old Abbott and Costello movie or fishing -- that's what I hope they remember, not that they grew up in a huge 5 bedroom, 4 bath suburbian(?) house and Dad worked so hard to make so much money that we never saw him. I guess they need to get to know me, too!
Finances are not a concern. I can be poor and happy. By the time a kid is truly aware his family is of a lower economic status he's mature enough to deal with it. Must-have items are obtainable by saving up.My concern is the basic one -- Will I be a good parent? Will my kid turn out OK? (socially, mentally, physically) For that you just remember that life doesn't happen all at once. Take issues one at a time.